Prisoners Use 500 Bikes to Keep People from Going to Jail
Prisoners from Angola collected 500 bikes seized by the NOPD. The inmates will fix the bikes and the bikes will then be donated to kids and people who need them. Hayward Jones has a lifetime sentence but he says he hopes this project will help other inmates who have short sentences realize they don’t want to come back to prison. The program works three ways, inmates repair bikes for children, guys with life sentences help keep people with short sentences from coming back and then when the bikes are finished they’re sent back to kids and people who need them to get jobs keeping them from resorting to crime.